All Blacks and Springboks for First Tri-Nations Test

The All Black and Springbok teams to play the first Tri-Nations test of 2010.

All Blacks
15 Mils Muliaina, 14 Cory Jane, 13 Conrad Smith, 12 Ma’a Nonu, 11 Joe Rokocoko, 10 Dan Carter, 9 Jimmy Cowan; 8 Kieran Read, 7 Richie McCaw, 6 Jerome Kaino, 5 Tom Donnelly, 4 Brad Thorn, 3 Owen Franks, 2 Keven Mealamu, 1 Tony Woodcock.
Reserves: 16 Corey Flynn, 17 Ben Franks, 18 Sam Whitelock, 19 Liam Messam, 20 Piri Weepu, 21 Aaron Cruden, 22 Richard Kahui.

Springboks:
15 Zane Kirchner, 14 Jean de Villiers, 13 Jaque Fourie, 12 Wynand Olivier, 11 Bryan Habana, 10 Morne Steyn, 9 Ricky Januarie; 8 Pierre Spies, 7 Francois Louw, 6 Schalk Burger, 5 Victor Matfield, 4 Bakkies Botha, 3 Jannie du Plessis, 2 John Smit (captain), 1 Gurthro Steenkamp.
Reserves: 16 Chiliboy Ralepelle, 17 BJ Botha, 18 Andries Bekker, 19 Danie Rossouw, 20 Ruan Pienaar, 21 Butch James, 22 Gio Aplon.

Points of Interest:

  • The All Blacks have not lost at Eden Park since 1994.
  • The All Blacks haven’t lost to the Springboks at Eden Park since 1937
  • The Springboks have beaten the All Blacks in their last three games.
  • There will be a total of 1332 test caps on the field at kick off, with the All Blacks having 671 caps, and the Springboks with 661.

The game kicks off at 7:35pm NZ time on Saturday the 10th of July at Eden Park, Auckland, New Zealand.

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